Yes it's true, V1129 and M5907 were already there, and V1250 simply pushed in last night - and I let her.
But she's so easy-going and straightforward... and such a flatterer! I guess that's why she's so popular. She didn't even seem to mind being cropped off at the waist - said something about her neckline being her best feature anyway???
I'm really enjoying V1250's company; she's definitely staying on the sewing table for a while. I guess I'll have to spend some time with V1129 and M5907 soon though... M5907 had already stopped cooperating because I was taking too long; I'd hate for V1129 to act out like that too.
Pattern: Close-fitting knit DKNY dress with a distinctive cowl neckline and front skirt pieces wrapping around to back. Due to fabric constraints I cut the back piece + 2 inches extra length, and matched the front length to this. On trying the pinned together version I decided I needed more length so added rectangular bands to front and back. Otherwise I followed the instructions religiously - they are pretty clear.
Fabric used: merino wool jersey remnant - there was just 1m, but it was also just $3!
Time to make: cutting took less than 1/2 hour on Thursday evening and then all the sewing took just a few hours on Friday evening, even though I always sew at the slow speed setting.
Conclusion: A big tick!
PS If you're in the Wynyard/ Surry Hills/ Chatswood areas of Sydney in the next few hours, Tessuti shops are having a remnant / end of roll sale that ends today. I stumbled across it yesterday on the way home from work and will post later on my stash-creating finds - but there are some really good quality fabrics in there (Lisa Ho remnants I think), and all at $10 or less (including roll ends).
PPS and my head is all better now, thanks.